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Fort Zumwalt East’s Watson wants wins, not individual numbers this season for Lions

The only numbers Fort Zumwalt East senior Ben Watson cares about this fall is wins. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound quarterback and defensive back owns several school records, putting up big numbers offensively for the Lions as a junior. He also set some school records. “For myself, I would say I don’t care what I do this fall as far as statistics go,” Watson said. “I read somewhere that a freshman wants playing time, a sophomore gets playing time, a junior wants colleges to notice and a senior wants to win football games. “I want our team to go above and beyond to ...

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Francis Howell picks Hazelwood Central’s Chojnacki to lead Vikings football program

Francis Howell athletic director Sean Erwin announced today (April 20) that Hazelwood Central varsity football coach Brent Chojnacki has accepted and has been hired as the Vikings new head football coach. His hiring was approved at the district board meeting on Thursday night (April 19). Chojnacki, 30, coached the 2017 season at Hazelwood Central and has coached at the school the past six seasons. Erwin said that Chojnacki was picked from several dozen candidates that applied for the job, and that his background as an offensive coordinator and assistant head coach made him a strong candidate that stood out among ...

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Weather, Pattonville doom Fort Zumwalt North in Class 5 semifinals

Fort Zumwalt North managed to control everything in their first 12 games as they won each week this fall. Saturday at Pattonville was out of their control nearly from the start. Despite scoring the first touchdown, the Panthers could not handle the windy, rainy/cold conditions, a physical Pattonville defense, and the Pirates run game powered by speedy, shifty senior running back David Elllison, Jr.. All of that left the Panthers one game short of their goal of returning to the Class 5 championship game, as Zumwalt North bowed to Pattonville 26-7 Saturday in a Class 5 semifinal at Pattonville High ...

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